Friday, May 19, 2006

Emacs and Ubuntu, finally harmony

Headache getting my emacs up and running smoothly after transitioning to this new box from my Gentoo laptop. Lesson learned: keep ALL my .el stuff in ~/site-load and don't use emerge/apt-get for new stuff. Thus everything is easily portable.

Secondly, font selection was jacked for some reason and I had to go about updating my .Xdefaults on this new box with a font string that will work. Best tool I found for doing so is "gtkfontsel", makes it very slick (ugly sibling is xfontsel).

For now I'm using:
emacs.font: -*-terminus-*-*-normal-*-14-*-72-72-c-80-iso8859-13

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